Linkinhorne Parish Church Minions on Bodmin Moor Henwood Village Centre Darleyford Village Upton Cross Primary School St Paul's Church, Upton Cross Rural views around Linkinhorne Village The Cheesewring near Minions Cornish Mining Heritage near Minions Parson's Meadow, Rilla Mill Water Wheel near St Melor's Well at Linkinhorne
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Temporary closure of Jubilee Field Play area

Please note that Jubilee Field play area at Upton Cross WILL BE CLOSED from Thursday evening (April 19th) till Monday morning (April 23rd). We apologies for any inconvenience caused and for the short notice.

The closure is due to the eagerly awaited next stage in the rejuvenation of Jubilee Field play area! Tesco's 'Bags of Help' scheme gave Jubilee Field Recreation Committee money to install a 1.5 m running and cycling track around the edge of the Jubilee Field. Since the installation of the track involves a JCB and other earth moving equipment it was decide that the closure of the play area was necessary and the safest option for all.


Closure of Upton Cross shop and Post Office

Linkinhorne Parish Council is extremely disappointed at the closure of the shop and Post Office at Upton Cross. For several months prior to its closure on the 10th March 2018, irregular opening times and concerns regarding service have deterred customers from using the shop and led to some looking elsewhere for similar services. The recent social media commentary sadly reflects the experience of many local residents.

Linkinhorne Parish Council considers the shop and Post Office to be vital community assets. Particularly to the older generations and those who do not have transport and as such, its loss will have a material impact on the community. The future of the shop and Post Office has been discussed at Parish Council meetings since Christmas. Leading to the following actions being taken by the Parish Council:

  • An application has been submitted and is under consideration by Cornwall Council  to register a community right to bid on the current shop and Post Office premises, should it be advertised for sale.
  • The Clerk is in communication with the Post Office Ltd concerning the following :
    • Re- location of the Post Office either to a temporary and/or permanent location;

    • To convey concerns that the Post Office is not open for business and that there   appears to be no likelihood of opening despite it being advertise as open until the 10th April 2018.

  • The Parish Council is communicating with other community groups, local businesses and parishioners to try and help facilitate the re-location of the Post Office. Discussions are also taking place on the potential for a shop within Upton Cross, if that can be achieved in the longer term.

In consultation with the Parish Council, representatives of Linkinhorne Parish Hall and the Church have circulated a questionnaire to parishioners asking about the possibility of community run facilities to replace some of the services that the shop and Post Office have provided. Response so far has been encouraging and a Public Meeting, open to all, is planned for 17th April 2018, 7:30pm at Linkinhorne Parish Hall, Upton Cross.

Linkinhorne Parish and Upton Cross village have a strong community ethos which has led to improved facilities for all in recent years, with the revamp of Jubilee Field, re-build of the Parish Hall and new public conveniences within Upton Cross. The Parish Council and community will continue to work together to find a way to protect and deliver vital services.

The next Parish Council meeting will take place on the 9th April 2018 at Rilla Mill Village Hall at 7:30pm. For more information please visit



Linkinhorne, a rural parish in South East Cornwall, stretches from the River Inny in the north-east to the expanses of Bodmin Moor in the west. The River Lynher meanders across the Parish through secluded valleys and by gently rolling fields.

The three largest villages are Minions, Rilla Mill and Upton Cross; there are also the settlements of Henwood, Linkinhorne and Bray Shop as well as dozens of other small hamlets such as Caradon Town, Downgate, Ley Mill, Plushabridge, etc.

The western parts of Linkinhorne parish lie on the eastern slopes of Bodmin Moor, an area of granite moorland, rising to over 380m above sea level at Sharptor, above the Cheesewring, a granite outcrop of apparently precariously balanced rocks. The highest village in the parish is Minions, at 302m asl.

Travelling east from the Moor, the land drops to the gentler hills and river valleys which cover most of the parish. Most of this land is agricultural or woodland; the climate is mild and rarely is there prolonged cold in the winter - snow and frost rarely lasting more than a day or two.

There are no major roads in the parish. Two classified roads, the B3254, running north-south and the B3257 running northwest-southeast cross the parish, providing road links to Launceston, Liskeard and Callington.